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What to do when your mother is disappointed in you?
Paulie says the best way to deal with your mom’s disappointment is to let her do and say what she needs. You can’t change her, but you can make the best decisions for you. Find good, rational arguments for your decisions. Stick with your plans, and find people who do believe in you.
How do you tell your mom you’re disappointed in her?
Write your mom a letter. Be sure to include everything you would have included if you talked with her. Ask her why she did or said what she said. Remind her that you love her, and that you want to work through the problem together with her. In the letter, if you are open to talking with her, tell her that.
How do you deal with family disappointment?
5 ways to deal with disappointment
- Let it out. Whether it’s disappointment or anger, you need to feel it and let it out.
- Get perspective. Communication with friends and family about your disappointing situation can help bring some much-needed clarity.
- Know your own heart.
- Practice self-acceptance.
- Don’t let it fester.
Is it normal for my mom to be disappointed in Me?
Yes! Don’t let your mother’s apparent disappointment in you keep you from enjoying your life. Your mom’s display of disappointment could have absolutely nothing to do with you! She could be disappointed in her own life. Or she could just not be in a point in her own life where she appreciates the “Stage of Life” that you are in.
Why does my mom act like I am dependent on her?
Other toxic moms might act like this intentionally to keep you dependent on her. It might be because she wants to be in control or because she’s having a tough time letting go of the role of caretaker. Either way, let her know that you appreciate the help but that she has to respect your boundaries. Does your mom brush off your problems?
What do you do when you have a toxic mother?
It’s tough having a toxic mom, but remember there are things you can do to cope. As Patel says, “You are not your mom. You can take control and detach yourself. Seek support and therapy if needed. Do not react, take this personally, and do not feel responsible for your mom’s feelings.
What should you do when your mother says bad things about you?
As therapist Kimberly Hershenson, LMSW tells Bustle, “A mother’s role is to provide unconditional love, safety, and support,” so it’ll feel really bad when she uses harsh words or brings up a sore subject. The best thing you can do, in these moments, is to take good care of yourself.